My brain lacks words that could adequately express how much I've enjoyed diving back into the Word and soaking in it over the past month.
It has literally been "...healing for [my] body, and strength for [my] bones." (Proverbs 3:8)
This week I have my biggest event of the year-- a benefit I organize and manage, annually, for Camp Gideon. The final week before the "Ladies Tea" is quite demanding, as we tie up all of the "bows", the tiniest details that make the event special for those who attend.
My natural tendency is to demand that my body and brain keep up with the increase in work along with maintaining the crazy schedule I already keep. But a few years ago I heard an incredible podcast with one simple phrase that clung to the back of my brain, and somehow has worked its way forward, echoing in my mind for the past couple of weeks:
"Have compassion for yourself."
I used to think self-compassion was for wimps. Until a book study of Present Over Perfect with my small group ladies flipped all my "wisdom" upside down. (There is literally not enough room for me here to rave about how simple, yet life-changing this book was!)
With that being said, this dwelling and blogging has been incredibly beneficial in my life, so I'm not stopping... But I am, however, going to take a pause on the blogging portion so that I can focus my energies on this worthy cause. And, to be honest, I'll be pausing in a couple of weeks my husband and I will be C e l e b r a t i n g (with a capital C!) our 10th anniversary with a get-away trip.
I can. not. wait!
This blog has helped me to dwell on and process the many, MANY takeaways in God's Word, and I can't wait to see what the rest of 2017 brings! I challenge you to join along with me and journal what God is teaching you. I'd love if you'd find me on the YouVersion app so I can see what you're reading and taking away from God's Word!
I'll see y'all on the flip-side of this event, in about a week.
Dwelling in Him,
A little about me...
Hi, I'm Katie!
Wife to Craig, mom of three, author, writer, Jesus-follower, Bible teacher, and coffee enthusiast.
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